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The Next Generation

As we honor teachers, we should remember how they became teachers. Here are four Penn State education majors who are also State High graduates. Says Hope Neal, who is teaching civics at the Mount Nittany Middle School, “I am grateful for the role models I have had in State College and hope to continue to showcase that same dedication to […]

A Model’s Story


Because she had doubts about her body image, Hannah Inglesby, 35, struggled with eating disorders for nearly 20 years. She found her way out of the struggle by becoming a model in figure drawing classes at the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania in Lemont. “It wasn’t so much how I looked but more that I didn’t feel like a stereotypical […]

Romance of the Farm


In 1996, James P. Lesher Jr. started what became his current job by saying to the owner of Rhoneymeade: “You needed a gardener.” From there Lesher became gardener, landscaper, arborist, curator, tour guide, physical plant manager, residential lease manager, crop lease manager, land manager, event manager, administrator … the list goes on. Today Lesher muses about how he got to […]


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